Wendy Burch is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor for KTLA. With nearly two decades of reporting experience, Wendy has delivered thousands of live television news reports, from breaking news to high-profile court cases to star-studded red carpet events.

Her talents have taken her across the country to major television markets including New York City, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, but she is most at home here in Los Angeles.

Wendy worked as a reporter for KCAL-TV and E! Entertainment in the late ’90s, and was a member of KABC-TV’s Eyewitness News team from 2003 to 2008. During that time, she received an Emmy nomination for best hard news reporting in Los Angeles.

When Wendy is not covering the news, she’s making news with the Good News Foundation, a non-profit charity she founded in 2007. Its mission is to bring together the talented women behind television news for the common good.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in Good News Grants, scholarships and in-kind donations to a number of dedicated individuals and organizations who are making a positive and meaningful difference for those in need and at-risk in Greater Los Angeles.

Aside from her broadcast television career and her philanthropic endeavors, Wendy has also worked as a media training coach for professional athletes. She has exclusively trained some of the biggest names in the world of sports and has been hired to consult for some of the most recognizable sports franchises in the country.

Wendy, an adopted child, was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.

As a former dancer and model, she stays in shape (and sane) by practicing yoga. The current love of her life is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Sophia Loren.

Recent Articles
  • The Trader Joe's float participates in the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, January 1, 2020. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

    Rose Parade Floats on Display in Pasadena

    If you missed the 131st Rose Parade on New Year’s Day or just want a closer view of the floats, they will be on display in Pasadena Thursday. The iconic floats will be stationed on Sierra Madre Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, and on Washington Boulevard between Sierra Madre Boulevard and Woodlyn Road. General admission will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., the Tournament of Roses stated in a news release. Seniors and […]

  • Last-minute holiday shoppers visit the Glendale Galleria on Dec. 23, 2018.

    SoCal Shoppers Hit the Stores for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

    With Christmas just one day away, the last-minute holiday shopping rush is in full swing as shoppers flock to Southern California stores to buy gifts. Wendy Burch reports from Commerce for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 11 on Dec. 24, 2019.

  • Wendy Burch speaks to a family of travelers passing through the Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 23, 2019. 

    LAX Sees Another Day of Busy Holiday Travel

    The Los Angeles International Airport continues to receive a rush of travelers the day before Christmas Eve. Mary Beth McDade and Wendy Burch report for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 23, 2019. Today is another heavy passenger and traffic day. Please anticipate crowds and allow extra travel time to and from LAX. We encourage you to check out alternative transportation to driving: https://t.co/yVuQEZ6Ms6 Thank you for your patience this holiday! https://t.co/0uanYF5w6g — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) December 23, 2019

  • The Loyola Marymount University's Westchester campus is seen in a photo released by the school in September 2019.

    Thursday’s Presidential Debate at LMU to Proceed as Union Reaches Deal

    The Democrats’ next primary debate will proceed as scheduled this week, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday, after the party stepped in to help arrange a settlement to a labor dispute that had threatened the forum. DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement that he helped “bring all stakeholders to the table … to reach a deal that meets their needs and supports workers.” All seven of the candidates who qualified for the Thursday night debate at Loyola Marymount […]

  • Caution tape is seen at a Carson home's driveway on Dec. 16, 2019 as officials investigate a deadly shooting. (Credit: KTLA)

    Girl, Woman Fatally Shot in Residential Area in Carson; Investigation Underway

    Officials launched an investigation Monday after two people, a girl and a woman, were fatally shot in a residential area in Carson. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday in the 20300 block of Alvo Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. It’s unclear if the two female victims were targeted or if the incident was a gang shooting, the Sheriff’s Department said. Investigators have not confirmed what the pair was doing in the area, but residents […]

  • The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition announced winning a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department over the release of public records on Dec. 10, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Group That Sued LAPD Over Data Policing Programs Claims Victory

    The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grassroots advocacy organization, claimed a major victory against the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday after the agency released key details of data policing programs that critics have called racially biased. Near the steps of LAPD headquarters, Hamid Khan, co-leader of the coalition, said the LAPD had released documents and the names of 679 people who were targeted in controversial programs meant to predict future crimes. This comes nearly 29 months after the coalition’s […]

  • Councilwoman Nury Martinez speaks after being elected as the first Latina president of the Los Angeles City Council. (Credit: KTLA)

    Nury Martinez Becomes 1st Latina Elected President of L.A. City Council

    Councilwoman Nury Martinez was on Tuesday unanimously elected the first Latina president in the 110-year history of the Los Angeles City Council. Martinez, who represents the 6th District in the northeast San Fernando Valley, is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and grew up in Pacoima. She’s the second woman ever elected to head the City Council, according to her office. She will replace Councilman Herb Wesson, who’s set to step down from presidential duties on Jan. 4. Martinez said she […]

  • 0An Amazon Pop-Up kiosk-style store stands inside the Queens Center Shopping Mall, March 7, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Americans Will Spend Record $9.4 Billion on Cyber Monday, Analysts Predict

    Black Friday was huge, but Cyber Monday will be even bigger. Americans will spend a record amount of money this Cyber Monday following an already record-breaking Black Friday and Thanksgiving, according to three different sales reports. Adobe Analytics projects that Monday will be the largest online shopping day in US history with $9.4 billion in sales — a 19% increase from last year. So far, sales have surpassed $470 million and Adobe expects the final four hours of the day (10 pm ET […]

  • Rain fell in the Santa Clarita area on Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Major Storm Moves Into SoCal, Disrupts Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

    A major storm swept into Southern California on Wednesday, bringing rain to most of the region and some snow at higher elevations as many prepared to leave town for Thanksgiving. Heavier rain began pounding Los Angeles County after dawn, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for the area. It was extended once before expiring at 11:15 a.m. A flood advisory was in effect in Ventura County earlier in the morning, as several areas received more than a […]

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